First of all we have one day in Dublin
Am taking the children to see the book of Kells as DD2 is strangely obsessed with it and I want them to see where I went to university. What else is good for kids in Dublin - I lived there in my twenties but haven't spent much time there with kids and I'm sure there is all sorts of new stuff that I don't know about.
Secondly. Anyone been to Fota Wildlife Park. Any good? Also the 1798 exhibition place in New Ross.
Not too sure what kids would like in Dublin, but I know those open-top buses that do the sight-seeing tours are good. You can get on and off as you want, and see the sights with a commentary.
Foto Wildlife is good. A lot of school tours go there as well as being very popular with families. There is a lot of walking involved, so wear comfortable shoes!
There is a cafe in there, but we've often brought our own picnic and drinks, if we didn't want to either spend a fortune, or had fussy eaters with us.
If you are heading to New Ross I guess you are going via Waterford, and I would recommend a visit to the Waterford Crystal factory. They do tours of the factory that suit families, are situated on the main Waterford/Cork road, have a big car park, and gift shop/cafe/toilets, so a good place to take a break.
Kerry I agree with you about there being nothing for families to do in Ireland.
I would love to holiday here as I am not into sun-holidays, and would be happy to stay here if the weather was half decent.
But there is really feck all to do.
Even the campsites are boasting about playgrounds which are a few swings, a slide, and maybe a climbing frame. Compared to other countries there is really nothing once they are over the age of 7 or 8.
We do bring the kids to all the historical sites, and want them to know their own country, but really you can't blame people for holidaying abroad every year.